Firth and Roberts v. Nickerson and Clarkson, (1980) 23 A.R. 233 (NWTCA)

JudgeMorrow, J.A.
CourtCourt of Appeal (Northwest Territories)
Case DateMay 09, 1980
JurisdictionNorthwest Territories
Citations(1980), 23 A.R. 233 (NWTCA)

Firth v. Nickerson (1980), 23 A.R. 233 (NWTCA)

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Firth and Roberts v. Nickerson and Clarkson Firth (candidate) and Roberts (elector) v. Nickerson (candidate) and Clarkson (returning officer)

(N.W.T. #360)

Indexed As: Firth and Roberts v. Nickerson and Clarkson

Northwest Territories Court of Appeal

Morrow, J.A.

May 9, 1980.

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Elections - Topic 3284

Voting and ballots - Marking of ballots by voter - Validity of mark on ballot - 38 ballots were marked with an "X" which was not in the circle beside the candidate's name but was placed in the rectangular box containing the candidate's name - The Northwest Territories Court of Appeal held that the ballots were invalid because the ballots were marked in direct violation of s. 51(3)(d) of the Canada Elections Act.

Cases Noticed:

In re Wentworth Election (Dominion) (1905), 9 O.L.R. 201, refd to. [para. 19].

Bothwell Election Case, 8 S.C.R. 676, refd to. [para. 26].

Re Dingley and McLeon (1973), 34 D.L.R.(3d) 38, refd to. [para. 30].

Bennett v. Shaw, [1922] 3 W.W.R. 167, refd to. [para. 22].

Statutes Noticed:

Canada Elections Act, R.S.C. 1970, 1st. Supp., c. 14, sect. 2(1), sect. 48(8)(a) [para. 14]; sect. 51(3)(d) [para. 12].

Counsel:

A.B.C. Chivers, for the applicant W. Firth;

E. Johnson and W.A. Stefura, for the respondent D. Nickerson;

D. Clarkson, returning officer in person.

This appeal was heard by MORROW, J.A., of the Northwest Territories Court of Appeal. The judgment of MORROW, J.A., was delivered at Yellowknife, N.W.T. on May 9, 1980.

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  • MacDonald v. MacNeil, (1990) 95 N.S.R.(2d) 137 (TD)
    • Canada
    • Nova Scotia Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Canada)
    • February 1, 1990
    ...paragraphs 140 to 170. Cases Noticed: Re Durham Plebiscite, [1954] O.W.N. 141, refd to. [para. 42]. Firth et al. v. Nickerson et al. (1980), 23 A.R. 233 (N.W.T.C.A.), refd to. [para. Bezanson v. Tidman (1971), 4 N.S.R.(2d) 426, refd to. [para. 77]. Re South Oxford Provincial Election, 32 O.......
  • General Election in the Electoral District of Parry Sound - Muskoka, Re, [2006] O.T.C. 233 (SC)
    • Canada
    • Ontario Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
    • March 8, 2006
    ...refd to. [para. 36]. Dingley v. McLean, [1973] 2 O.R. 414 (Div. Ct.), refd to. [para. 36]. Firth and Roberts v. Nickerson and Clarkson (1980), 23 A.R. 233 (N.W.T.C.A.), refd to. [para. Lukaszuk v. Kibermanis et al. (2005), 361 A.R. 345; 339 W.A.C. 345; 250 D.L.R.(4th) 577 (C.A.), refd to. [......
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  • MacDonald v. MacNeil, (1990) 95 N.S.R.(2d) 137 (TD)
    • Canada
    • Nova Scotia Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Canada)
    • February 1, 1990
    ...paragraphs 140 to 170. Cases Noticed: Re Durham Plebiscite, [1954] O.W.N. 141, refd to. [para. 42]. Firth et al. v. Nickerson et al. (1980), 23 A.R. 233 (N.W.T.C.A.), refd to. [para. Bezanson v. Tidman (1971), 4 N.S.R.(2d) 426, refd to. [para. 77]. Re South Oxford Provincial Election, 32 O.......
  • General Election in the Electoral District of Parry Sound - Muskoka, Re, [2006] O.T.C. 233 (SC)
    • Canada
    • Ontario Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
    • March 8, 2006
    ...refd to. [para. 36]. Dingley v. McLean, [1973] 2 O.R. 414 (Div. Ct.), refd to. [para. 36]. Firth and Roberts v. Nickerson and Clarkson (1980), 23 A.R. 233 (N.W.T.C.A.), refd to. [para. Lukaszuk v. Kibermanis et al. (2005), 361 A.R. 345; 339 W.A.C. 345; 250 D.L.R.(4th) 577 (C.A.), refd to. [......

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